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August 6, 1999

UMBC PRESIDENT FREEMAN HRABOWSKI RECEIVES NATIONAL MINORITY EDUCATION AWARD

Freeman A. Hrabowski III, president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), has been awarded the 1999 Reginald H. Jones Distinguished Service Award by the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME). Named for one of NACME's founders, the Reginald H. Jones Award honors the individual each year whose contributions and leadership most merit national recognition in the nationwide effort to build a diverse corps of world-class engineers.

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UMBC PRESIDENT FREEMAN HRABOWSKI RECEIVES NATIONAL MINORITY EDUCATION AWARD

Freeman A. Hrabowski III, president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), has been awarded the 1999 Reginald H. Jones Distinguished Service Award by the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME). Named for one of NACME's founders, the Reginald H. Jones Award honors the individual each year whose contributions and leadership most merit national recognition in the nationwide effort to build a diverse corps of world-class engineers.

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August 13, 1999

UMBC'S FINE ARTS GALLERY PRESENTS ADRIAN PIPER: A RETROSPECTIVE, 1965 - 2000

The UMBC Fine Arts Gallery is proud to announce the upcoming exhibition Adrian Piper: A Retrospective, 1965 - 2000, an overview of this important Twentieth Century artist's work. A Professor of Philosophy at Wellsley College, Adrian Piper's principle publications are in metaethics and Kant's metaphysics for which she has received numerous awards, including support from the Getty Instutite and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Approximately 50 examples of Piper's conceptual art work, gathered in the one location for the first time, will allow visitors an unprecedented opportunity to experience her examination of race, class, and gender in this society for over the last thirty five years.

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WOMEN AND TECHNOLOGY ADVOCATE ANITA BORG TO SPEAK AT UMBC

Anita Borg, president and founding director of the Institute for Women and Technology (IWT), will share her thoughts and experiences on "Women and the Future of Technology" at UMBC on Tuesday, October 26 at 4 p.m. in Lecture Hall V. This lecture is a first in an inaugural series hosted by UMBC's Center for Women & Information Technology (CWIT). The series is being sponsored by the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation and is supported by numerous academic departments on campus.

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UMBC Department of Theatre presents
THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES
by Eve Ensler

UMBC's Theatre Department presents The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler, directed by Rebecca Brown. Lauded as "a funny, heartbreaking work" by critic Susan Thomsen, this production asks its audience to listen to honest, moving and often hilarious stories from a broad spectrum of women. From interviews with over 200 women of all ages and from all social-economic classes, Ensler created a play using personal narratives infused with universal resonance. Accessible to all audience members, the work gives hope to those who have been victims of violence and hatred and realizes the inherent need within us all to celebrate our uniqueness and humanity without humiliation.

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THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES
by Eve Ensler" »

TESTING THE IMG PARAMETER

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MEDIA ADVISORY

UMBC officially opens the doors to the new 50,000 square foot Recreation Center, complete with weight and aerobics rooms, multi-purpose room, classrooms and office space.

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August 14, 1999

DR. WILLIAM R. FERRIS, CHAIRMAN OF THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES, PRESENTS A LECTURE "THE HUMANITIES IN THE DIGITAL AGE"

Speaking to this semester's Humanities Forum theme of "Context, Interpretation, and Pleasure," Dr. William R. Ferris, chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, will present a lecture (sponsored by the Humanities Forum) in the Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery on November 10th at 4 p.m.

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August 15, 1999

UMBC PROFESSOR OF THEATRE XERXES MEHTA ELECTED PRESIDENT OF THE INTERNATIONAL SAMUEL BECKETT SOCIETY

Xerxes Mehta, Professor of Theatre and Artistic Director of the Maryland Stage Company, the professional theatre company in residence at UMBC, has been elected president of The International Samuel Beckett Society.

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August 18, 1999

UMBC TO HOST ANNUAL MCNAIR SCHOLARS RESEARCH CONFERENCE

UMBC's seventh annual Ronald E. McNair Scholars Research Conference, taking place on September 18, will unite McNair scholars from UMBC and other institutions participating in the program. The McNair Program was founded in 1986 in memory of Ronald E. McNair, the physicist/astronaut who died aboard the space shuttle Challenger. It is a nationwide initiative to prepare low-income, first-generation and underrepresented college students for graduate studies.

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August 19, 1999

UMBC ASSISTANT PROFESSOR PREMINDA JACOB HONORED WITH GETTY GRANT PROGRAM POSTDOCTURAL FELLOWSHIP

Baltimore, MD -- Dr. Preminda Jacob of UMBC's Visual Arts Department has been awarded a prestigious J. Paul Getty Postdoctoral Fellowship in the History of Art and the Humanities for 1999-2000. Fifteen scholars who received their doctorates within the past six years were each awarded a stipend of $35,000 for one year's research. The awards have been accepted by scholars in eight countries and will be used to conduct research worldwide.

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UMBC ASSISTANT PROFESSOR PREMINDA JACOB HONORED WITH GETTY GRANT PROGRAM POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP

Dr. Preminda Jacob of UMBC's Visual Arts Department has been awarded a prestigious J. Paul Getty Postdoctoral Fellowship in the History of Art and the Humanities for 1999-2000. Fifteen scholars who received their doctorates within the past six years were each awarded a stipend of $35,000 for one years research. The awards have been accepted by scholars in eight countries and will be used to conduct research worldwide.

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RWD TECHNOLOGIES TO BE FIRST TENANT IN UMBC RESEARCH PARK

RWD Technologies has signed a letter of intent with the UMBC Research Park to establish its new Applied Technology Laboratory. As part of the new high-tech research park adjoining the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, the ATL will develop innovative Internet business solutions and will concentrate its initial efforts on Internet systems design, Web-enabled training systems, human-computer interface design, visualization and interactive environments and distance learning.

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UMBC Assistant Professor Preminda Jacob Honored with Getty Grant Program Postdoctural Fellowship

Dr. Preminda Jacob of UMBC's Visual Arts Department has been awarded a prestigious J. Paul Getty Postdoctoral Fellowship in the History of Art and the Humanities for 1999-2000. Fifteen scholars who received their doctorates within the past six years were each awarded a stipend of $35,000 for one years research. The awards have been accepted by scholars in eight countries and will be used to conduct research worldwide.

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August 21, 1999

SPEECH LINKED WITH BIPEDALITY BY UMBC PROFESSOR

Speech is a byproduct of the physiological adjustments that came along with walking upright on two feet, according to Robert Provine, UMBC professor of psychology. Provine will present his research on this topic at the 29th annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in Miami Beach, FL on Thursday, October 28, 1999.

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